Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The SMU Mustangs take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 32 point favorites and the over/under was set at 70. This season the Mustangs are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Matt Davis finished with 155 yards through the air for SMU last week. He completed 8 passes out of 17 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Xavier Jones, who finished with 115 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Courtland Sutton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 162 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 41 yards per reception. As a team in that game SMU got a total of 23 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 11 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 572 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 272 yards on 46 attempts.
Seth Russell finished with 163 yards through the air for Baylor last week. He completed 14 passes out of 20 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Bears were led in rushing by Shock Linwood, who finished with 97 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. KD Cannon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Baylor got a total of 23 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 10 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 498 yards for the game. The Bears ran for 275 yards on 43 attempts.
SMU scores 34 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13 passes on 27 attempts for a 48.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 300 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in college football. The Mustangs run for an average of 272 yards per game on 46 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 7.8 yards per play for an average of 572 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Mustangs average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 54th in the country. They accumulate 60 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 46th in the nation.
SMU allows 311 passing yards per game, ranking 105th in D-1, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 74th. They give up 32 completions on 50 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64. The Mustangs allow 83 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 2.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. SMU allows 394 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 84th in terms of yards per game. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 68 yards per game, ranking them 98th among D-1 teams.
Baylor averages 55 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 13th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 29 attempts for a 65.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 223 yards through the air per game, ranking them 67th in Division 1. The Bears run for an average of 275 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 6.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for a total of 498 yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country on offense. The Bears get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 50th in the nation. They average 93 penalty yards per game via 12 penalties, ranking them 13th in college football.
Baylor allows an average of 31 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 2nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 7 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th in the nation. They give up 5 completions on 19 attempts for a completion percentage of 26.3 per game. The Bears allow 47 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 1.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 11th in the country. Baylor allows 78 total yards per game for an average of 1.3 yards per play, which ranks 1st in D-1. They force 0 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 37 yards in each contest, ranking 41st in the nation.
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
SMU has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Baylor Betting Trends
Baylor is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Baylor has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/16 QB Matt Davis Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
09/05/16 RB Xavier Jones Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
08/30/16 OL Chad Pursley ACL out for season
09/05/16 DB Travon Blanchard Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. SMU
08/30/16 S Chance Waz Disciplinary expected to miss first 2 games
08/30/16 WR Ishmael Zamora Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
08/19/16 DL Byron Bonds Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 RB Johnny Jefferson Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Baylor
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